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Effects of Special Mouth Care with an Aroma Solution on Oral Status and Oral Cavity Microorganism Growth in Elderly Stroke Patients

Title
Effects of Special Mouth Care with an Aroma Solution on Oral Status and Oral Cavity Microorganism Growth in Elderly Stroke Patients
Authors
Lee, Eun-HyePark, Hyojung
Ewha Authors
박효정
SCOPUS Author ID
박효정scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF KOREAN ACADEMY OF NURSING
ISSN
2005-3673JCR Link2093-758XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 46 - 53
Keywords
AromatherapyStrokeAgedDental care
Publisher
KOREAN SOC NURSING SCIENCE
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS
Abstract
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effect of oral care with an aroma solution on oral status and oral cavity microorganism growth in elderly patients with stroke. Methods: A non-equivalent control group, with a pretest-posttest design was used in this study. The participants were assigned to the experimental group (n =30) that received oral care with an aroma solution or the control group (n=31) that received 0.9% saline solution. To identify the effect of the experimental treatments, objective/subjective assessments of oral status and oral cavity microorganism growth were performed using the oral assessment guide, oral perception guide, and oral swab culture. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, and t-test with the SPSS version 21.0 program. Results: The objective oral status was significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group (t = -3.64, p<.001). There was no significant difference between the subjective oral status of the experimental group and control groups (t= -1.24, p=.109). Oral microorganism growth was significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group (t = -7.39, p<.001). Conclusion: These findings indicate that special mouth care using an aroma solution could be an effective oral health nursing intervention for elderly patients with stroke.
DOI
10.4040/jkan.2015.45.1.46
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